Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
A Modest Bestiary
ISBN10: 0316038393 ISBN13: 9780316038393 Contributors: Falconer, Ian (Illustrator) Publisher: Little Brown & Co Published: Sep 28 2010 Pages: 159 Weight: 0.85lbs. Height: 7.25" Width: 5.25" Depth: 1.00" Edition: 1st Edition Language: English
Featuring David Sedaris's unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new collection of keen-eyed animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life.In The Toad, the Turtle, and the Duck, three strangers commiserate about animal bureaucracy while waiting in a complaint line. In Hello Kitty, a cynical feline struggles to sit through his prison-mandated AA meetings. In The Squirrel and the Chipmunk, a pair of star-crossed lovers is separated by prejudiced family members. With original illustrations by Ian Falconer, author of the bestselling Olivia series of children's books, these stories are David Sedaris at his most observant, poignant, and surprising.